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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good morning. it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday december 16th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us and we're following several breaking and developing stories. >> philadelphia police are investigating a slooting that ended with the victim crashing his car. >> people in center city are on edge where a knife wielding man attacked two people seemingly at random. >> protesters made their way into packed stores and restaurants last night to denounce police brutality.
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>> let's take a look at that accuweather forecast and the roads with david and karen. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. and we're off to a somewhat cloudy start. good news there. it's managed to hold the temperatures up a little bit. and so we're not down into the low 40's and 30's like we thought we might be. those clouds will break up a bit as we go through the morning and we're expecting a clouds and sun mix. here are your numbers then. 51 degrees in philadelphia and still 48 in allentown. 50 in reading, 48 in wilmington. close to 50 in trenton and the same story down in sea isle city. as we head out the door this morning 47 degrees by 6 o'clock, 48 by 8 o'clock. not as windy as yesterday so cool enough for a jacket or a coat but not too bad overall. and as we roll through the afternoon it will be a little cooler than it was yesterday but with less wind not too bad. your high is 57 degrees and we'll probably hit that at about 3 o'clock this afternoon before dipping back into the low 50's by dinnertime. tomorrow we have rain on the way. i'm tracking on it radar and we'll have it for you on radar tomorrow karen. that's coming up in the accuweather forecast. >> dave let's show you what
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the roads look like right now. we have construction that was causing a problem on i-95 southbound approaching allegheny. it almost caused a couple accidents as they were clearing out but they have cleared now. things are moving better. all lanes back opened on i-95 southbound. how about the vine street expressway? we've watched a few westbound cars move right now. eastbound still shut down. expected to open though momentarily so eastbound expected to be clear any minute now. but should watch for that. let's look at the schuylkill expressway. just looking at the construction crews they're still out here at this point. looked like they were in the process of clearing but still seeing that right now. the ramps connecting the schuylkill with south street had been closed overnight. it should be opening any minutes now but we he still see the crews on the scene. we have a problem with a downed pole causing an issue and they've shut down south park avenue and they've closed that right near eagleville road so if you're in this area of lower providence township you can use egypt road or sunny side avenue as a way to get around the problem there. matt. >> thank you karen. breaking right now a man driving himself to the hospital after being shot crashed his car head on with a
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tractor-trailer. police tell "action news" that the man was shot near green and manheim streets and was heading to temple university hospital where he slammed into a tractor-trailer at germantown avenue and pike street. that's in the city's tioga-nicetown section. rescue crews used the jaws of life to get the man out of the car and once he was out, medical crews discovered he had been shot twice. police believe drugs were a factor here. >> inside of the 2003 chevy blazer that the victim was driving, you can see in plane view several packets of what appears to be crack cocaine. >> police are still working to find the shooter. they are checking security cameras in the area hoping to find clues to solve the case. overnight gunfire erupted in the strawberry mansion section. this happened near 27 and lehigh streets.
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no word on who pulled the trigger or what could have motivated that shooting. philadelphia police trying to track down a center city slasher. they believe one man carried out two random attacks. one man was stabbed near the river loft apartments at 23rd and walnut streets at 6:00 a.m. yesterday. surveillance video caught a guy who police believe is the slasher eyeing his first victim running by. then minutes later joshua mcnamara says the attacker slashed him in the face as he was walking to the gym at 21st and arch streets. police do not have a motive. >> terrorism and security dominated last night's republican debate much most eyes were on donald trump who defended his call to ban muslims from the united states. trump insist they had his controversial plan is not an attempt to discriminate and is not an attempt to close america off from the rest of the world. >> we're not talking about religion. we're talking about security. our country is out of control.
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>> if we're going to ban all muslims how are we going to get them to be part of a coalition to destroy isis? >> as you can see there jeb bush dismissed trump calling him a chaos candidate and adding "you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency." the former florida governor pitched himself as a serious leader who has what it takes to keep the country safe and rebuild the economy. >> a group of demonstrators marched their way through center city to protest police brutality. about 50 members of the group black lives matter joined relatives of brandon tate-brown. police pulled over the 26-year-old in mayfair back in december of last year. tate-brown was killed during a struggle with police claw ruled justified. protesters eventually abandoned the streets and began entering restaurants and stores. they're planning to protest the mummers parade on new year's today. >> happening today los angeles public schools will reopen after closing yesterday amid security concerns. an e-mail threat sent to several school board members prompted the cancellation of classes for nearly 650,000
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students. more than 2700 officers searched 1500 school sites for explosives and weapons. the fbi determined the threat was not credible and new york city schools received a similar threat but police dismissed it as a hoax as wel well. >> so it's so much more chillier than yesterday morning at this time. >> yeah, its a little bit cooler as we go through the day but still above average. storm tracker6 double scan shows you we're dry. taking a look outside rock steady cameras across the region as we have just a light breeze in philadelphia so the camera is not bouncing as much as they did yesterday when those gusts were getting up to 30 to 40 miles per hour. 51 degrees currently in philadelphia. 49 in trenton and wilmington. so we're starting out cool this morning but with cloud cover socking us in a little bit, we haven't managed to get those temperatures down into the 30's in the suburbs where we thought we might be so we're getting a bit of a break this morning. 48 in allentown, 50 reading and 49 degrees again with light winds as you step
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outside so a coat probably a good idea this morning but you certainly don't have to bundle up too much. there are the clouds that had managed to pop down out of the north. they are going to break up a little bit and as we go through the day we do expect a clouds and sun mix. up in the lehigh valley your forecast is for clouds giving way to some sun, less wind, a high of 52 degreesly. down the shore, not too bad, 54 degrees, a little cooler than yesterday but with less wind it's kind of a nice trade-off. clouds mixing with sundown at the beach as well and then in philadelphia we'll go for a high of 57. not quite as windy. in fact nowhere near as windy as yesterday. not quite as mild as yesterday but a clouds and sun mix, not too bad. winds averaging six to 12 miles per hour and notice how they're coming down out of the north coastal storm why whie cooling down a bit. i'm thinking your high is probably around 3 o'clock. that will be that 57-degree reading. again winds staying on the light side the entire day. stale good day to get out there and get any stuff done if you got stuff to do. i actually do.
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and tomorrow, all right so we're looking at rain. obviously during the morning commute up to 10 o'clock. it's not going to be that bad. maybe a little drizzle, a couple light sprinkles. then you see how we get into the later morning hours and into midday and early afternoon and the rain does start to feel in. every now and then you could get a pocket of steadier stuff. there's the evening commute. also looks pretty wet but the whole thing ends pretty quickly in the evening tomorrow. how much rain? probably about a half inches to an inch overall. maybe a little less than an inch in a lot of spots. your seven day, 57 degrees, it's cool today. clouds giving way to some sun. not too bad. not as windy as yesterday and then tomorrow cloudy and as you just saw rain for a good portion of the day into the evening and a high of 60. after that it's breezy and cooler on friday dropping to 53 and for the weekend that's your next big forecast thing to keep your eyes on. saturday brisk and colder, a high of 42. notice how we'll be starting down around freezing in the morning so if you have a sporting event to get to early with your kids or something like that, it is going to be chilly.
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and pretty much the same story on sunday. chilly to start out and then 46 in the afternoon. how about 54 on monday and cloudy and even milder back into the 60's on tuesday. i could see us pushing up closer to 70 on wednesday. i'm not saying. >> really. >> we're going to get there but it's going to be close. >> unbelievable. >> thanks, david. 5:09. still ahead on "action news" a florida preteen already with a reputation with police is accused of tricking an elderly plan to steal his car. >> a good samaritan found out not everyone asking for help wants it. details on what happened after he offered two beggars jobs. karen. >> we're looking live right now at 422 at route 29. you see that eastbound traffic moving okay right there. we're going to talk about other problems on the roads coming up. >> we're not going to give away any spoilers but the reviews are in for the force awakens and we'll run them down for you i in the morning buzz later. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. it is 5:12 on this wednesday and you are looking for a temple university camera and it still looks nothing like christmas. it's 51 degrees and it's going to be in the upper 50's today. >> so you need snow to get the feeling? >> well, i mean, it just didn't feel like christmas outside i don't think. >> i think that's true and i think there are a lot of people that are saying they need snow, right? all of the poor ski resorts here. our suburban traffic report we have no precipitation today so as you're headed out no weather related problems are going to give you a hard time if you're trying to come into work but that doesn't mean
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we're problem free. we have a new on 422 eastbound in sanatoga past evergreen road. it's an accident involving an overturned vehicle block lane right now so watch out for police and emergency workers, they're all coming to the scene responding to it right now. that's our new accident with an overturned vehicle. here's a downed pole that's causing a problem here in lower providence. south park avenue is shut down between eagleville road and ridge pike. you can use egypt road as your alternate for that one. another new accident, this one in hatfield montgomery county on 40-foot road at welsh road. we've got fire crews, even ambulance on the scene with this one. it's just blocking one lane, not completely shutting down forty foot road but just something to watch. let's go outside. i want to check on this construction still out there right now. we're seeing the crews. they're running just a little bit late at this point. the ramps connecting the schuylkill with south street had been closed overnight. they were rescheduled to open at 5:00 a.m. so crews are still out there right now. we see the cones and we see the construction crews so hopefully they'll be in the process of clearing that out pretty shortly. elsewhere on the schuylkill
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not seeing a problem. let's look at the temperatures. the average high for this date is 44. we've already surpassed that. although it's not as mild as yesterday 51 degrees for this time of year is certainly on the mild side. how about today's high, 57 degrees so not as warm as yesterday but the trade-off is we have lighter winds. i think it will feel a little better today. matt and erin. >> thank you karen. a woman who was -- a 12-year-old boy from florida is accused of stealing a car from a 89-year-old man. police say the boy was riding his bike last week when he told the elderly driver one of his tires was low. and while the man was checking his tires police say the youngster jumped in and took off. a detective recognized the youngster who already has a long rap sheet after checking the security video. they arrested the boy and charged him with "grand theft auto." a woman who was set to be in classes at rowan university in south jersey was killed in a wrong way crash in florida. the family of carmen crialez says she was driving to the airport on sunday when she was supposed to board a flight to new jersey. another car slammed into her
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head on in miami. slaw pronounced dead at the scene. two other passengers were critically hurt. she was scheduled to begin classes at rowan on january 16th. >> new this morning, the family of an ohio teen who killed her self last year is suing the girl's school district. emily olson's parents say the relenderless bullying drove the girl to take her own life. her family says school officials knew about the bullying but did little to stop it. the fairfield city school district denies those allegations. the lawsuit seeks damages and reforms to the district's bullying policies. also new on "action news" an iowa man says he went the extra mile to help a couple of panhandlers but their response to the help has now gone viral. when mike pot hoff witnessed two young men begging for money. he claims his offer was turned down. instead of giving them money he made up his own sign poster it on social media and then it
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went viral. >> if you're going to hold a sign out there and ask for money and say they're homeless, i can hold a sign out there and say i offered these guys a job, don't give them money. >> mike says the job offer is still on the table for the young men. >> the sixers wrap up their three game road trip in atlanta tonight. the one and 25 sixers are still searching for their first road win of the season. flyers made a change on the ice. it was enough to make a difference. jake voracek shrifted from right wing to left in last night's game against the hurricanes. shane netted his third goal clinching a four to three win in overtime. >> 5:16 now. last minute shoppers take a deep breath. kohl's has announced a holiday marathon. >> a crucial deadline for procuring health insurance coverage for next year has been extended. david. >> hey everybody we have jackets on the kids because
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while it's not all that windy it is cool. temperatures are in the upper 40's in a lot of spots. getting a little better this afternoon. i'll run down your forecast. we'll get you to the airport in case you're traveling. great time for a shiny floor wax, no? not if you just put the finishing touches on your latest masterpiece.
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comcast business. >> this is the equivalent to finding a picasso in the attic. >> yeah. >> this rare vintage cars sitting in an alabama barn for more than 40 years. >> gosh. >> dodge charger it's like the general lee. dodge charger set to go up for auction next month. only about 500 of the cars were built. the restored version -- a restored version sold at auction for almost a million dollars. get ready to cash in. >> fix that up a little bit. >> i love that they just had it sitting in a barn for all this time. >> covered in mud. >> let's take a look outside right now and start this day off on the vine street expressway approaching the schuylkill. the vine has reopened in both directions. that construction is clear. you are good to go until tonight at 11 o'clock the crews will be back. so, watch for that one as
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you're heading out on the vine a little later on tonight. here we've got some construction blocking the two left lanes until 6:30 this morning on the atlantic city expressway eastbound between the garden state parkway and route nine. everything else, david, is looking pretty good for now. >> all right. on the big board, karen, we are fairly mild this morning in the upper 40's in a lot of spots and probably still holding onto 49 by 9 o'clock this morning. as we take a look at the rest of the day, 54 by noon and it looks like your high is going to be about 57 at 3 o'clock. and then we're forecasting a lower number obviously by 6 o'clock, 51 degrees. less wind today than yesterday. so, overall it should feel more comfortable. as we take a look at the national view doesn't look like there's much happening in the west coast, maybe a little bit of rain up around portland and seattle. there is a line of showers coming through the central portion of the country that could hinder you a little bit but nothing severe today and then northern florida around jacksonville also has a bit of rain. on the big board at the airport though all green aircraft. we have fog in orlando right now so that would be one area to keep your eye on buttery
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everywherbut dryeverywhere elset commonly traveled destinations. >> federal officials extended the deadline after a unprecedented number of shoppers tried to select plans on the healthcare.gov marketplace. if you want to be covered come january 1st you need tousing by thursday. if you register by the end of january, you'll get coverage later in the year. the affordable care act requires americans to carry health coverage or pay a fine. robert wood johnson university hospital in hamilton new jersey unveiled its new compassionate care hospice unit yesterday. there are 14 private rooms, a family room an medication center for families. the unit will serve terminally ill patients and their families in mercer county and the surrounding region. >> 5:21. up next in the morning buzz millions of star wars fans are awaiting their chance to see the film on friday but is it any good? first reviews are
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finally out. >> does it matter? new details from the southwest flight that rolled off a taxi waylanding in a ditch. that story is at 5:30 but first here's america's money. >> ♪ >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money, all eyes on the federal reserve today. >> the federal bank is expected to raise short term interest rates. that will be the first increase since 2006. but it's unlike to have much impact on consumer loans or credit cards. >> the unseasonably warm weather from the eastern half of the can country is proving to be a grinch for clothing retailers and manufacturers. they stocked up on winter gear that is still sitting on the shelves. >> but there is good news for consumers because some retailers are actually planning big discounts. >> and more good news for those of us up at this hour, a major retail serrie peteing its christmas marathon. >> yeah. >> kohl's, kohl's department stores will stay opened 24 hours a day starting at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. they'll finally close at 6:00 p.m. on christmas eve after more than 170 hours straight. >> that's my kind of shopping.
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>> former subway pitchman jared fogle is appealing his prison sentence and he's currenting serving more than 15 years for child pornography and having sex with under aged prostitutes. fogel admitted that he paid for sex in new york city hotels with girls who were 16 and 17 years old. he also received child porn produced by the head of its antiobesity clarity. that man is serving a 27 year
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sentence. should a-list stars get a tax break if they perform in new jersey? one lawmaker says yes and points to sing are adele's tour an now. nouns. that she's skipping the garden state. the singer will play in philadelphia and new york next year but not new jersey. nicknamed the brittany bill, it would exempt stars who pay at -- play at least four nights in atlantic city from having to pay state taxes. the bill got its name because it encourages the sort of multi-night engagements that britney spears and other artists have done in las vegas. the bill remains stuck in the legislature. >> morning buzz time. disney the parent company of 6abc and the producer of "star wars the force awakens" had embargoed reviews of the movie until 3 a.m. today and so here are the headlines out this morning. now i've looked at a bunch and it's hard to find any negative reviews, maybe they're out there but just about everyone is saying this movie is very good. new york times says "star wars the force awakens" delivers the thrills with a touch of
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humanity. entertainment weekly "the force awakens" delivers exactly what you want. the guardian. outrageously exciting and romantic return to a world you hadn't realized you missed so much and and finally the verge which guarantees it's spoiler free if you want to read it on my facebook page it says "star wars the force awakens" so much more than any other film since 1983. understands how audiences originally connected with the lucas films. interesting stuff here and out there on the internet erin. >> thanks pretty positive to me. thanks matt. time now is 5:27. still ahead on "action news" people usually attempt to break out of jail. coming up a florida man who allegedly tried to break into a jail. and the violent invasion was all caught on camera. plus, details on a shooting that led to a wild ride and ending in a crash in a local hospital. "action news" will be right back.
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>> the search intensifies for a center city slasher as a survivor shares his story. >> new this morning a driver
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they could a rush to get a shooting victim to the hospital. >> trouble on the tarmac. we're hearing from a passenger who was on board a run away plane for the first time. good morning it's 5:30 on this wednesday december 16. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us. let's get right to dave murphy and karen rogers for weather and traffic. >> good morning, everybody. we have off to a somewhat cloudy start. the exception would be a little bit farther to the south in southern delaware and maybe right down at the tip of cape may. these clouds are doing us a favor though in that they are insulating us a bit and we haven't lost quite as much warmth at the surface. temperatures aren't quite as cool as we were anticipating they might be. 51 degrees in philadelphia right now. it's 48 degrees in allentown as you step outside and as you survey these numbers, yeah, they're a little bit cool but consider that the winds have dropped dramatically since yesterday so light winds combine with 51 in philadelphia, that's not too bad. coat weather but not unbearable. might dip a little bit between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock. upper 40's mostly cloudy and cool not much wind and then a bit cooler as we go through the afternoon.

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